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Born to be fat

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©1999.
Series: Fat Files.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The case of a mouse born in 1994 with the molecular basis for obesity is the focus of this episode. Its discovery was the starting point for a revolution in the science of human weight loss. It was found that the mouse was missing a hormone called leptin, which turns off feelings of hunger. A similar absence has been found in obese humans. The detection of genes that determine the extent of control we have over our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 819784118
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 13, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (50 min.)) : sound, color.
Contents: Fat as Destiny (1:36) --
Shifting Beliefs About Obesity (2:34) --
Twins: Living Proof of the Power of Genes (2:59) --
Measuring Metabolism in the Obese (3:57) --
Great Myth of Dieting: Slow Metabolism (1:30) --
Fat Activism --
Size Acceptance Movement (1:21) --
Calorie Restricting Diet (2:01) --
Tracking Glenda's Weight Loss (1:29) --
Memories of Dieting (1:33) --
Does Greed Explain the Surge in Western Obesity? (2:22) --
Faulty Hunger Switch (3:39) --
How Does the Hypothalamus Switches Appetite On and Off? (3:25) --
Magic Bullet for Obesity Found? (3:05) --
Evidence of a Genetic Defect that Causes Obesity (2:18) --
Second Genetic Defect for Obesity Found (2:38) --
The Trouble with Genes and Appetite (1:04) --
Vindicated for Being Fat? (1:28) --
Twins Provide Another Clue (2:18) --
Keeping the Weight Off (2:04) --
No Easy Answer (2:33) --
Credits: Born to Be Fat: Fat Files (0:29).
Series Title: Fat Files.
Responsibility: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
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The case of a mouse born in 1994 with the molecular basis for obesity is the focus of this episode. Its discovery was the starting point for a revolution in the science of human weight loss. It was found that the mouse was missing a hormone called leptin, which turns off feelings of hunger. A similar absence has been found in obese humans. The detection of genes that determine the extent of control we have over our appetites has caused a revolution in the study of weight loss. It helps explain why some of us are fat and others are thin and is opening up the possibility of controlling the urge to overeat.

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